Lech Bator (born in 1986) is a Polish contemporary visual artist, who seduces us with his graphics, collages and paintings. Despite his young age, he has his own distinctive, expressive and recognizable style. He represents modern Deer Art style. Bator graduated from Warsaw’s European Academy of Art in 2010 with a degree in graphic design. During his studies at the European Academy of Arts, he had the opportunity to develop and improve his skills under the guidance of outstanding Polish artists, including Franciszek Starowieyski and Antoni Fałat.
Originally fascinated by traditional graphic forms, he turned his attention to paints and canvas. But he still describes himself as a “graphic artist who paints”. In Poland, the popular practice of hanging painting featuring a stag is often derided as the epitome of a bad taste in art. Playing with this convention, Bator has made the animal something of a trademark in his work, in which it appears as a distinctive, often puzzling symbol. According to the artist, the stag is a motive “so anonymous that everybody can see whatever they want in it”.